CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Lawmakers are set to vote on a bill to protect New Hampshire’s tax advantage.
Lawmakers could vote on the bill Wednesday.
Republican Gov. Chris Sununu asked lawmakers to respond to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding online shopping. Though New Hampshire doesn’t have a sales tax, the ruling could force its businesses to collect taxes for other states.
NHPR reports that the bill requires any jurisdiction seeking to collect sales taxes in New Hampshire to register with the New Hampshire Attorney General and pay a fee.
Then, the jurisdiction will have to prove its sales tax is constitutional and that isn’t fairly targeting a small business.
The bill says if it’s deemed lawful, the business can recoup the cost of collecting that tax.
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